Silver for ‘Mono’ in California

Mono’ working hard at La Jolla. Photo Sean Evans/ISA

Crystal Cylinders

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has claimed a silver medal at the 2020 AMPSURF ISA World PARA surfing championship, held in La Jolla California.

Finals day featured tiny, weak waves that didn’t suit Stewart, or his finely tuned kneeboard, but he managed to adapt to the conditions and get the second highest scoring wave of the final.

There were 21 countries represented, and the competition had divisions for both men and women and for stand, prone, kneel, visually impaired, and wave ski surfers.

The team world championship was won by Spain. 

Pro results

Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan had a good result down in Sydney with a semi-final finish in the Sydney Surf Pro Junior that was held in decent surf.  

Our local male pro surfers didn’t fare so well at Manly in the Sydney Surf Pro with Soli Bailey, Kyuss King, Stuart Kennedy, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson all tumbling out of the draw in their first round heats, held in small inconsistent conditions. 

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